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269012 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2019‑08‑07 Color Match for Stanley “Purple” and “Blue” Planes
GG’s,

Has anyone got a paint formulation to match Stanley’s “purple” and “blue”
planes?

Picasso had his “Blue Period”.  So did Stanley.  Their Handyman tool line, in
particular, was blue with red trim at one time, although I have one that’s a
green hammertone metallic.

If not an actual formulation, can anyone provide a “standard color” reference
for either?  I mean a reference to the RAL, ANSI, or otherwise widely-understood
color standards?  Something I could take to a paint vendor without being brand-
specific?

There are at least two local paint shops which do custom-matching but the purple
examples I have seem to be faded, so this would be a last resort.

And, BTW, are these late Stanley colors paint or japanning?  

John Ruth
In rainy Metuchen, NJ
Sent from my iPhone
269013 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑08‑07 Re: Color Match for Stanley “Purple” and “Blue” Planes
Some of those blue ones you can just paint them black and put in a sharp-
shouldered blade and pass it off for a type 20.  Later blue ones had a folded
lateral lever, so not so much those.  The maroon is a different story - I have
seen made-in-England Stanley bench planes in black with the same casting as the
maroon ones, with the ribs under the tote and a few other changes.

Ed Minch
269014 Dragon List <dragon01list@g...> 2019‑08‑07 Re: Color Match for Stanley “Purple” and “Blue” Planes
then there are the old stanley foursquare models, which came with cream
(body) and red (frog) japanning (or paint?).

bill
felton, ca
269025 Don Schwartz <dks@t...> 2019‑08‑08 Re: Color Match for Stanley “Purple” and “Blue” Planes
On 2019-08-07 12:49 p.m., Dragon List wrote:
> then there are the old stanley foursquare models, which came with cream
> (body) and red (frog) japanning (or paint?).

Just the thing for termite barf! IMO

Don

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